Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium

Equality Index ?
82 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
84% Support
7% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
72% Agree
21% Disagree
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
42% Rare
57% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
46% Rare
49% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
82% Agree
17% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
70% Yes
29% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
74% Good place
12% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)
Since 2017
Conversion therapyAmbiguous
Since 2017
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
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